In a communication in the December number, it is stated that the Ivy is not to be depended on as being hardy (even in the latitude of Philadelphia).

One of our hard winters a few years ago, was very severe on evergreens (but this was an exceptional season); some of the Ivies suffered at that time, among which were luxuriant plants covering a brick building three stories high,which bad withstood our hard winters in Charlestown, Mass., for upwards of twenty years before that time. I have also seen it growing luxuriantly on some of the churches in Brooklyn, N. Y., without the least care, and in a private place in the neighborhood of Boston, a low wall is completely covered with it by a little care being taken with it.